Crochet Snowflakes

So many uses for a simple holiday project.

Skill Level | Intermediate
Finished Size | Small – 4″; Medium – 5″; Large – 6″


About this Pattern

If you’re looking for a fun holiday project, you’re in the right place. These elegant crochet snowflakes can be used as ornaments, hung on garland, used to embellish hats, stockings and even gifts!

With this project you’ll learn how a simple combination of stitches come together to make a snowflake that looks much more complicated than it is. You can also play with different size yarn and hooks to make snowflakes of all sizes and textures using the same pattern.

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We have a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations here on this page as well as written instructions and a tutorial to walk you through our elegant crochet snowflakes step-by-step.

getting started

Recommended Supplies

  • Approx 15 yds per snowflake; light weight, medium weight or super bulky.
  • 3.75 mm Crochet Hook (lightweight yarn)
  • 5 mm Crochet Hook (medium weight yarn)
  • 8 mm Crochet Hook (super bulky yarn)
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

FAQ: Can I use a different yarn?
Sure, as long as it’s in the same weight category. Check your gauge and adjust as needed so the sizing comes out right. The recommended yarn amount will likely be different too.

Yarn Substitution Resources:
The Ultimate Guide to Substitute Yarn

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pattern details


This pattern is written using standard US crochet terminology.

  • Ch Chain
  • Dc Double Crochet
  • Hdc Half Double Crochet
  • Rep Repeat
  • Slst Slip Stitch
  • Sc Single Crochet
  • Sk Skip
  • Sp Space
  • St(s) Stitch(es)
pattern notes

Additional Notes

Finished Size
  • Small | 4″ diameter
  • Medium | 5″ diameter
  • Large | 6″ diameter

Use finished size to check gauge

The different sized snowflakes are achieved by using the same pattern with different yarn weights and hook sizes. The instructions are the same for all three sizes. To crochet the small snowflake, use lightweight yarn and 3.75 mm hook. For the medium snowflake, use medium weight yarn and 5 mm hook. For the large snowflake, use super bulky weight yarn and 8 mm hook.

For best results, we suggest you wet block your finished snowflake. If this is something you’re unfamiliar with, check out our guide here.

printable pattern

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the pattern

Written Instructions

Round 1: Ch 4. Join with a slst to form a ring. Ch 4 (counts as dc and 1 ch). [1 dc in center of ring. Ch 1] 10 more times. Join with a slst to the 3rd chain. (12 dc, 12 ch).

Round 2: Slst in first ch-1 sp. *Ch 4. sk next ch-1 sp. Slst in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to end of round. Join with a slst to first ch-1 sp gap sp.

Round 3: Slst in first ch-4 sp. (Ch 1, hdc, dc, tc, ch 3, tc, dc, hdc and sc) in same sp. *Slst in next ch-4 sp. (Ch 1, hdc, dc, tc, ch 3, tc, dc, hdc and sc) in same ch-4 sp. Rep from * to end of round. Join with a slst to first ch 1.

Round 4: *Ch 5. Slst in next ch-3 sp. Ch 5. Slst in 2nd ch. Ch 3. Slst in 2nd ch. Ch 3. Slst in 2nd chain. Slst in ch-3 sp of prev round. Ch 5. Join with a slst to the stitch directly in between this “spoke” and the next. Rep from * for each of the “spokes”.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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